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1 RESEARCH-POSTERS.COM/APHA APHA POSTER TEMPLATE This template will help provide time-saving assistance to you in developing a professional appearing 48”x72” poster. Research-Posters.com is proud to be chosen as the preferred poster printing vendor by the American Public Health Association (APHA) for the fourth consecutive year. Our poster prices (which are up to 33% less than FedEx Kinko's) include ground shipping to APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco and storage until you are ready to present your poster. No other poster printing service will allow you the convenience of having your poster waiting for you onsite at the APHA poster sessions. The hassle-free convenience of using our service will also help you avoid hidden charges (checked bag fees, hotel storage fees and receiving fees) that can occur by transporting your poster to San Francisco. Using Research-Posters.com to print your poster will allow you the convenience you hope for while attending an out of town meeting and will give you the comfort of knowing that you will stay within budget by avoiding hidden costs that can arise. POSTER PICK-UP HOURS* (at Moscone Center in San Francisco) Sunday (10/28) :00am - 5:00pm Monday (10/29 ) :00am - 5:00pm Tuesday (10/30 ) :00am - 5:00pm Wednesday (10/31 ) :00am - 9:30am * PICK-UP LOCATION AND ANY CHANGES TO POSTER PICK-UP HOURS WILL BE PUBLISHED AT RESEARCH-POSTERS.COM/APHA CLOSER TO THE CONFERENCE DATE Once you design your poster, all you need to do is order your poster at for our first-class printing services and the convenience of picking up your poster onsite at the APHA 140 th Annual Meeting & Exposition in San Francisco. POSTER ORDERS RECEIVED BEFORE 8:00PM PST ON OCTOBER 8 TH WILL RECEIVE DISCOUNTED EARLY-BIRD PRICING. ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER OCTOBER 8 TH BUT BEFORE 8:00PM PST ON OCTOBER 18 TH WILL BE CHARGED AT OUR NORMAL APHA RATES. PLEASE CONTACT US AT FOR ORDERS BEING SUBMITTED AFTER OCTOBER 18 * * * BOTH THIS SECTION AND THE ONE TO THE RIGHT WILL NOT BE PRINTED * * * HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE CHANGING THE LAYOUT This template has several different column layouts. Right-click your mouse on the template background and click on “Layout” to see different layout options. The column widths in these preformatted layouts cannot be moved but advanced users can modify any layout by clicking on the VIEW menu and then on SLIDE MASTER. CHANGING THE COLOR SCHEME To change the color scheme of this template click on the DESIGN menu and then on COLORS. You can choose from the provided color combinations or you can create your own. USING PLACEHOLDERS To add text to this template, click inside a placeholder and type in or paste your text. To move a placeholder, click on it once to select it, then place your cursor on its frame and then click and hold as you drag it to its new location. Resize the placeholder, if necessary. Placeholders for headers, text and graphics can be found below: HEADER PLACEHOLDER Move this preformatted header placeholder to the poster area to add another header. Use headers to separate topics or concepts within your presentation. TEXT PLACEHOLDER Move below text placeholder onto your poster to add a new text box. GRAPHIC PLACEHOLDER Move the below graphic placeholder onto your poster, size it first, and then click it to add a picture to the poster. IMPORTING EXTERNAL TEXT & GRAPHICS TEXT: Paste or type your text into a pre-existing text box or drag in a new text box from above. Move and/or resize it as you desire. PHOTOS: Drag in a picture placeholder, size it first, click in it and insert a photo from the menu. TABLES: You can copy and paste a table from an external document onto this poster template. To adjust the way the text fits within the cells of a table that has been pasted, right-click on the table, click FORMAT SHAPE then click on TEXT BOX and change the INTERNAL MARGIN values to 0.25 REVIEWING QUALITY OF GRAPHICS Go to View on the menu bar, then choose Zoom, 200%. This is a good representation of what your poster will look like when printed. Scroll left, right, up, and down looking for “grainy” images that may need to be fixed and re-imported. SAVING YOUR WORK Click on the Office Button and hover over Save As. Choose the PDF or XPS option with standard publishing. Name your poster file and submit the resulting PDF version of your poster with your order. Addressing Unmet Medical Need Through Changes in Medical Licensure Law The “medical mission” model alleviates some unmet medical need by bringing together volunteer dentists, doctors, optometrists and other providers. The state-by-state licensure system for health care providers is a substantial barrier to volunteerism and hampers the ability of medical mission organizers to recruit volunteers. Several states have created volunteer licensure mechanisms that ease the administrative burden of volunteering across state lines. Ohio’s medically needy citizens, in both its rural and urban areas, would benefit from increased medical volunteers and medical mission style care. Introduction Objectives Unmet need for basic dental, optometric and medical care is a problem in Ohio, especially in the southeastern part of the state The “medical mission” model of care utilizes volunteer dentists, optometrists, doctors, etc. during temporary events to provide free care, mainly consisting of: Oral hygiene procedures – cleanings, fillings, extractions Vision testing, prescriptions and free eyeglasses Limited medical diagnoses, treatment and Rx drugs A substantial amount of care has been provided in the US through medical missions. As of Feb one organization has had 660 missions 270,000 patient encounters Provided $52 million in charity care Legislation in several states creates a streamlined mechanism for out-of-state providers to volunteer to needy people. The volunteer must: Prove to the sponsoring organizations or licensing board that she is licensed in a US jurisdiction Not charge patients or 3 rd parties Not regularly practice Background Developed general consensus among stakeholders The medical mission model could provide small but clear value to medically underserved people in Ohio Medical volunteerism is no substitute for more comprehensive reform Discovered sources of concern among stakeholders Volunteers must be screened in some way to protect public Medical missions must be planned and operated with community support and involvement Patients must be referred to permanent sources of care Medical missions may be more appropriate in rural areas than urban ones Advocated for passage of a volunteer licensure mechanism Built a coalition of advocates including some in public health, medical / dental / nursing / optometric professions Presented the issue to Ohio legislature, licensing boards, professional societies Advocacy will continue in new legislative session after elections Drafted the “Ohio Volunteer Health Care Provider Licensure Act” bill, which provides for: Volunteer license mechanism for out-of-state providers Requirement for medical mission to coordinate with local health dept., screen potential volunteers for discipline Medical mission must refer patients to safety-net care in the area where the mission is held Application of existing liability protections to volunteer licensees Results Conclusions Patience and persistence are key in advocacy Informing stakeholders of the issue, gathering their input, and seeking consensus are very- time consuming The legislative process is very slow Be prepared for opposition Expected opposition from professional societies and licensing boards has not yet materialized – in fact, some support Opposition may arise from allies - concern about the model of care and limited resources for charities Volunteers, space medical equipment Media attention, funding sources Political action, attention from policy community Legislators will not move until they know where stakeholders stand Be prepared to negotiate details of the proposal, keeping in mind broad goals References Health Policy Institute of Ohio and Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. (2010) Ohio Medicaid Atlas. DeNavas-Walt, C., Proctor, B. D., & Smith, J. C. U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: United States Printing Office, Washington, DC, Tenn. Stat. § et seq. 20 Ill. Comp. Stat. §2105/ Okla. Stat. § Notes of author’s phone conversations with leaders of charitable organizations, representatives of professional groups, and state officials, on file with author. Acknowledgements and Contact Thanks Prof. Jessica Berg, JD, MPH Dr. Willie Oglesby Prof. Duncan Neuhauser Dr. Scott Frank Contacts Ramsay M. Hoguet, JD, MPH - Dr. Robert Fulton, MA, DDS, FADI - Valerie Lindon Tracey, RN, BSN - Develop a volunteer licensure mechanism for Ohio Gather input from relevant stakeholders, negotiate details of the proposal, seek supporters and discover sources of opposition. Address ethical, policy and political concerns Approach the Ohio General Assembly with a legislative proposal: Start the legislative process Seek a legislative “champion” Draft legislative language Continue to advocate for passage of legislation Ramsay M. Hoguet, JD, MPH Median income by county, Medicaid members per provider, 2009.


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